It’s been such a long time since we’ve talked about the most infrequently sighted Kardashian, that I truly forgot Kris Jenner also had a son who could bring ten tons of messiness to the table. Rob Kardashian got with the equally-messy Blac Chyna back in 2016, and it was off to the races! If the races took place on a track made of drama, and everyone was competing for the title of Objectively Worst Person. Eventually Chyna gave birth to their child, the now-5-year-old Dream Kardashian, and not long after that Rob and Chyna began throwing out the kind of allegations that ended in a lawsuit filed by Rob. In 2017, Rob and his little sister Kylie Jenner sued Blac Chyna for battery, assault, and vandalism. Well, nearly five years later, and it looks like Rob doesn’t want to deal with that lawsuit anymore. So he’s filed to have it dismissed.
This lawsuit stemmed from an incident that allegedly went down in 2016 between Rob and Chyna. Chyna claimed that an angry Rob had hit her and knocked her to the ground inside their home (which allegedly was owned by Kylie, thus how she got dragged into this situation), and broken down a bedroom door. While Rob claimed in the lawsuit that a drunk and high Chyna lunged at him and attempted to strangle him with an iPhone cord. He and Kylie also accuse Chyna of shaking down the Kardashians by “deliberately” getting pregnant with Rob’s child. Both sides always maintained they were the victim of domestic violence, and many more allegations were brought up in an attempt to add credibility to their stories. Like Rob claiming that Chyna once pointed a gun at him. Very serious stuff, but clearly not the kind of serious to warrant Rob getting dressed up in his courtroom best. via E! News:
According to court documents obtained by E! News, the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star filed to dismiss his assault lawsuit against Dream Kardashian’s mom without prejudice. A Los Angeles judge ultimately approved the motion.
“My love for Dream far outweighs my desire to proceed with my claims against her mother in a public trial,” Kardashian said in a statement to E! News. “Now that the court has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a jury trial on my claim for assault, for our daughter’s sake, I am dismissing the action and focusing on my co-parenting relationship with Chyna.”
That’s sweet, Rob’s daughter means more to him than getting revenge on his messy ex in court. What a decent reason to dump a lawsuit. Maybe they really are cooperating as co-parents? How noble and mature. But…that’s not the reason, according to Chyna. Rob says he wanted to put this lawsuit in the past for the sake of his daughter Dream, but Chyna claims he’s only trashing that lawsuit because he knows he couldn’t prove shit in a court of law. Chyna’s attorney released this statement:
“Chyna was finally about to have her day in court at a Feb. 23 jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court where she was prepared to prove with evidence that Rob’s claim that she physically attacked and assaulted him was a malicious lie. Instead, Rob dropped his case on the eve of trial, not because he suddenly wanted to drop the case ‘for the sake of his daughter,’ but because he knew his assault and battery accusations against Chyna were false. In other words, Rob’s avoidance of the serious consequences of an adverse jury verdict is why he dropped his case, not his supposed ‘concern’ for his daughter.”
It sounds like that lawsuit really was headed to court, and that everybody had all their evidence in order and all their notes typed up neatly and tucked into those professional little beige folders. So maybe that was why this lawsuit was taking forever. Rob could have been scrambling to find the evidence he claimed he had. Which is much different than the reason why I thought this lawsuit was taking forever to make it to court. I figured Rob was dragging things out because he was waiting for his sister Kim Kardashian to finally become a real lawyer, so he could drop to his knees and beg her to represent his broke ass pro-bono (or at least count her legal fees as his Christmas presents from her to him for the next 10-15 years).